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"The Basel Convention says, as ...
"The Basel Convention says, as a developed country, (Canada) cannot export waste," Filipino environment secretary Ramon Paje said in a televised interview.
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In over thirty years of continuous public service, Ramon J.P. Paje has served in the environment and natural resources sector in various capacities.
His previous functions have included the Undersecretary for Forestry, Undersecretary for Field Operations, Undersecretary for Environment and Natural Resources Operations, Undersecretary for Policy and Technical Services, Assistant Secretary for Management Services, Assistant Secretary for International Environmental Affairs and Director for Human Resource Development Service, among others.
Ramon J.P. Paje
assumed office as Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources on 30 June 2010.
Environment Secretary Ramon ...
Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said the weather phenomenon may also trigger forest fires.
"Mild this El Niño may be compared to the past, but its impact will be no less significant for everyone," he
"It is urgent that we continue conserving water not only to ensure continued water supply for our own domestic use, but as a way of helping out much affected sectors like agriculture, aquaculture, energy and the environment, which in turn may affect us," he
urged the public to use recycled laundry water "for gardening, flushing the toilet and washing your car and floor."
warned that a prolonged dry spell increases the risk of forest fires, thus he
asked upland residents and trekkers to exercise extreme caution when performing activities that may lead to fires.
proposed that communities and the management boards of protected areas adopt ordinances or policies against smoking, open burning and bringing of flammable materials in forested areas.
In a statement, DENR Secretary ...
In a statement, DENR Secretary Ramon Paje warned that volcanic eruptions and wildfires pose serious hazards not only to human population but also to the surrounding natural ecosystems the DENR must protect and preserve.
"We have to be ready for potential wildfires, including whatever intervention may be needed to protect natural ecosystems that are highly vulnerable to catastrophic damage the volcanic explosion may cause," Paje
also ordered local forestry officials to ensure the protection of the seedlings to be planted at the foot of Mount Mayon under the Aquino
administration's National Greening Program (NGP), particularly those within the 76,770-hectare Quinale watershed that traverses the base of the volcano and includes some areas within the six-kilometer permanent danger zone.
said the watershed area is an NGP priority in Albay due to its importance to the province's irrigation needs and agricultural activities, as well as in terms of flood prevention especially in the towns of Oas, Polangui and Libon and the city of Ligao.
There are at least 81 NGP sites in the province covering some 5,269 hectares of forestland, which are being maintained by the DENR
in collaboration with civil society groups and host communities in the cities of Legazpi, Tabaco and Ligao, and the towns of Camalig, Daraga, Guinobatan and Sto.
has also directed the executive director of DENR-Region 5
to tap the various Regional Forest Fire Respondent Teams (RFFRTs) "should the situation calls for their services."
said the DENR
will also tap beneficiaries of the community-based forest management projects in Albay to establish fire and green breaks.
"Stakeholders such as forest-based communities are better able to deal immediately with fire emergencies.
Their services will help us respond quickly when fire breaks out in remote places," Paje
said the DENR
provides science-based fire management training to members of people's organizations.
The creation of RFFRTs is a result of an agreement forged last July between the DENR-Region 5
office and the BFP
The DENR-BFP anti-forest fire partnership "underscores the pro-active stance the DENR
is aggressively pursuing in forest fire prevention which is central to sustaining the gains we have achieved so far in NGP," Paje
In a two-page letter to DENR ...
In a two-page letter to DENR Secretary Ramon Paje, Lingayen resident Rolando N. Rea said the concrete wall covers barangays Estanza, Sabangan, Maimpuec and Capandaan where the illegal magnetite mining was done.
Rea appealed to Paje
to immediately act to remove the wall as a "gesture of compassion" to the residents of Lingayen.
RESIDENTS of three barangays in Pangasinan have warned Environment Secretary Ramon Paje that illegal black sand mining will continue in their areas unless the so-called Great Wall of Lingayen is removed.
In an earlier two-page letter to Paje
, Rea said the six-foot wall was erected in 2012 by the provincial government.
ONE of the complainants in the illegal black sand mining case in Pangasinan has asked Environment Secretary Ramon Paje to revoke the Environmental Compliance Certificate issued to a golf course project along the coastal areas in Lingayen.
In his letter to Paje
dated March 6, Rolando Rea said the ECC did not include the construction of a three-kilometer six-foot tall concrete wall spanning the towns of Sabangan, Estanza and Malimpuec.